Date(s) - 16/11/2019
12:35 pm - 2:30 pm
National Opera House Wexford
Cleary and Connolly from the School of Looking will present their talk, A clash of two cultures. This will be followed by a demonstration and opportunity to try their Meta-perceptual Helmets.
In his seminal 1959 Rede lecture, The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution, C.P. Snow, British novelist and chemist remarked:
The clashing point of two subjects, two disciplines, two cultures, of two galaxies…ought to produce creative chances.
From a background in architecture, Cleary and Connolly’s work evolved over two decades to embrace science and art as the two inseparable faces of human creativity. They consider that both are necessary to create a balanced, progressive and innovative society and so dedicate their lives to sparking the creative chances that C.P. Snow wished for in his 1959 lecture.
The artists will talk about the accidental meetings and circumstances that lead them to embrace science in their work, from their first encounter with the Vision Lab at Université Paris Descartes right up to the development of Theatre of the Mind, an exhibition of neuroscience in a theatrical setting with David Byrne in New York.
This is a free event but booking is required.